Because F.A.C.T.S. has dug for the facts. Thousands of hours of
research support the information presented by F.A.C.T.S on this web site. All
statements are backed by documentation; this does not necessarily include
editorials (identified as such), which are the opinion of the writer.
- We have spent many hours studying the literature dealing with
uranium production and uranium health effects.
- We have obtained the assistance of those who are involved in
the study of low-level radiation exposure and its causation of cancer.
- We have obtained previously unavailable historical documents
through Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests made to the federal
government, backed up with lawsuits when records are withheld.
- We have obtained records through Freedom Of Information Law
(FOIL) requests made to New York State.
- We have communicated with individuals directly involved at
the workplace or in the neighborhoods.
"THE FOUR CORNERS NETWORK"
F.A.C.T.S. has developed relationships with other environmental
organizations. We subcribe to several newsgroups located around the world.
Over the years, F.A.C.T.S. has established a sizeable database
We call this network "THE FOUR CORNERS NETWORK" because it
literally covers the four corners of the U.S. and even extends to other areas
across the planet.
Below is a brief sampling of some of our information sources
concerning the health effects of long-term exposure to low-level radioactive
waste. Since these persons and organizations are independent experts,
F.A.C.T.S. relies on their many years of research rather than relying on
interested DOE "government experts" who consistently have told the public that
there is "no problem."
The Institute for Energy and Environmental
IEER provides activists, policy-makers, journalists, and the
public with understandable and accurate scientific and technical information on
energy and environmental issues. Their aim is to bring scientific excellence to
public policy issues in order to promote the democratization of science and a
safer, healthier environment.
(Remote Access Chemical Hazards Electronic Library)
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) provides technical
assistance to Grass-roots environmental groups working to strengthen democracy
at the local level. ERF's projects are designed to sustain a democratic
movement of grass-roots groups, to curtail abuses of toxic and radioactive
materials and to advocate reduction of the use of hazardous materials. Their
weekly newsletter, Rachel's Hazardous Waste News and their on-line computer
database RACHEL provide timely information to citizens.
John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph.D, is chairman of the Committee
for Nuclear Responsibility, and Egan O'Connor is editor. Dr. Gofman is
professor emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of
California, Berkeley, and author of four books on the health consequences of
exposure to ionizing radiation - - - 1981, 85, 90, 94.
In earlier years, JWG proved the fissionability of
uranium-233 (in 1942) and developed chemical techniques to deliver the first
milligram-quantities of plutonium for the Manhattan Project (in 1943); did
pioneer research on heart disease and lipoproteins (1947-1963); established (in
1963) the Biomedical Research Division of the Livermore National Lab, where he
examined the health effects of radiation and studied chromosomal origins of
Support for his research was taken away in 1972, in reprisal
for his emphatic and persistent public statements about the health hazards of
Childhood Cancer Research Institute
The Childhood Cancer Research Institute is organized to prevent
childhood cancer by investigating the root causes of this disease and educating
the public on these critical findings. CCRI specializes in epidemiological
studies on radiation-related causes of cancer and promoting public
participation in radiation health risk assessment and management. Dr. Dianne
Quigley is the Executive Director. Gini Egan is Assistant Editor of
CCRI's Newsletter and contributes very informative articles. The Board of
Directors includes Dr. Alice Stewart among others. Richard Clapp,
Sc.D. is among the many scientific advisors at CCRI.
Richard Clapp, Sc.D.
Richard Clapp is an epidemiologist and assistant
professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public
Health. He has conducted studies of cancer incidence around nuclear facilities
and has visited several U.S. Department of Energy sites to assess health
effects in workers and surrounding communities.